BY MELANIE BUCK –
A fire caused the complete loss of a home on Polk Road 76 East in the Hillcrest community on Friday afternoon and rekindled again on Friday night. A call came in to 911 dispatch around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, stating a house was on fire. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters from Acorn arrived and with strong winds in the area, the blaze grew quickly. Ink and Dallas Valley Fire Departments provided mutual aid.
After gaining control of the fire and seemingly extinguishing the flames, firefighters left the scene. However, several hours later, they returned after high winds rekindled a hot spot. Due to firefighter efforts, the flames were kept from other homes in close proximity of the location and also kept it from spreading into a nearby wooded area. The cause of the fire is thought to be electrical in nature, but has yet been confirmed.